10 Transportation Tips When Traveling Abroad

Traveling to another country for work or vacation can be exciting and filled with fun new experiences. That said, effective navigation plays a huge role in making your trip a more positive one.

Public transportation abroad can bring unexpected quirks and challenges. For instance, schedules may be difficult to understand and, in some cases, there may be language barriers.

So, what should you do to ensure safe and stress-free travel abroad?

Here are some tips to follow for when your plane lands:

  • Know how you are going to travel from the airport to your destination. Do your research at home, and find the most efficient way to get to where you will be staying. If you opt for a car service, you should plan ahead to avoid unregulated services.
  • Learn about the different transportation options in the area you are traveling to and how to use them.
  • Understand ahead of time how fares for various travel options work.
    • Do you buy a ticket? Where do you go to buy from a legitimate source?
    • Do you pay cash?
    • When do you pay?
    • What hours does the service run?
    • Do providers consistently adhere to schedules?
  • Plan your routes ahead of time, especially if you are using multiple transportation types, such as train and bus services.
  • Consider arranging your transportation or car service from a U.S. provider so local representatives can help answer questions about the city you are traveling to.

Safety tips
Here are a few tips to keep in mind to help ensure safety during your travels:

  • Always know where you are in relation to where you are staying.
  • Stay alert and aware of your surroundings at all times.
  • Keep important phone numbers with you, including U.S. Embassy contact information and emergency numbers.
  • Maps are your friend, so use them to stay oriented. Apps like Google Maps can also come in handy.
  • Ask resources like hotel staff members or hosts about the safest and most reliable options to get to your destinations.
  • Be aware of particular safety concerns and protocols so you can avoid incidents in the areas where you are traveling.


By following the tips above, you will be more prepared to immerse yourself in the local culture and have a positive travel experience. Keep in mind that you can hire First Corporate Sedans Inc. (FCSSM) to take care of your transportation needs in the U.S. and while abroad. Not to mention, we’ll save you the stress and prearrange your car service before you even leave the country.

By: FCS Team
2/24/2017

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